Would you know how to help someone near you having a seizure? One in 10 people will have a seizure in their lifetime, so it's important to know the signs and how to respond. Here are quick tips for what you should and shouldn't do to help someone.


  • Stay calm.
  • Time the seizure. It becomes extremely dangerous when it lasts longer than 5 minutes. Call 9-1-1 if it does.
  • Keep them safe and away from sharp objects, stairs or furniture. Ease them to the floor.
  • Turn them on their side to help them breathe and keep their airway clear.
  • Put something soft and flat under their head.
  • Remove eyeglasses and loosen anything around the neck.


  • Restrain them. Do not try to stop their movements.
  • Give them food or drink until they are alert.
  • Put anything in their mouth.
  • Put your fingers in their mouth.

How to Safely Make Lifestyle Changes With Type 2 Diabetes

Gain control of your disease while still protecting your heart

If you're overweight or obese and have type 2 diabetes, a new study reveals how to make lifestyle changes that will help you safely gain control of your disease and still protect your heart.

Researchers published a study in Diabetes Care that took a second — and more in-depth — look at data from the NIH's Look AHEAD study. They found that for 85% of people in that study, lifestyle interventions that triggered weight loss and increased physical activity reduced potential cardiovascular problems. Such lifestyle interventions also help reduce the risks for diabetes, dementia and some cancers and strengthen the immune system.

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